Louisiana Closing Beaches After Thick Oil Washes Ashore – video

As the gooey mess washes up on beaches, the promised BP clean up crews are nowhere in sight. No surprises there, huh?

“everything in that marsh is DEAD tonight”

But wait…Obama comes to the rescue! This just in from the BBC…

Obama names oil-spill panel heads

“President Barack Obama has named two political veterans to head an independent US commission investigating the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, amid criticism of the government’s response.”

Read more at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/us_and_canada/10141194.stm

I’m certain all the residents of the Gulf Coast (persons, fish and fowl) are breathing a sigh of relief now that “two political veterans” will be dispatched to clean up the mess. Can Obama fix this? Yes he can! Yes we can!

But shouldn’t his FIRST priority be to send the National Guard -or- FEMA -or- the Army Corps of Engineers down the beaches and start shoveling up the oil? Does this sound a little backward to you?